February 28th
Legendary Crafting Update 


In today's 0.100 patch, we've added Crafting and Legendary Items to the game.

Crafting is a way to get specific gear for your Crusaders without having to get lucky while opening a chest. With the proper recipe and materials, you will be able to craft even the most epic gear. It's easier said than done, though, as gathering the materials and unlocking the recipe for the piece of gear you want isn't a walk in the park.


Gathering Material

Crafting Material is obtained by disenchanting duplicate gear. Previously, disenchanted gear turned into Enchantment Points for your Crusaders, which passively increased their DPS. Now, however, you will no longer get EP for duplicate gear. Instead, you'll gain a random amount of crafting material based on the rarity of the disenchanted item.


So how do you get EP for your Crusaders? Missions! Missions that award EP have been buffed considerably in terms of award and frequency so that you can still boost the EP of your favorite Crusaders to the same degree -- possibly even more so.

Crafting material drops are not retroactive, so regardless of how much duplicate equipment you've found in the past, you'll keep the EP you earned from it and will still start your crafting stockpile from scratch just like everybody else.


Crafting Recipes

All players start with the recipes for the Common and Uncommon gear for the initial 20 Crusaders. Crafting gear outside of that limited set require that you unlock additional recipes. How do you do that? Missions! New missions will now appear en-masse to help you learn new recipes. Each successful mission will unlock one or more rare or epic recipes. A special type of recipe mission will unlock all the common and uncommon recipes for a single event Crusader, giving you a way to deck out your newly recruited event Crusaders in basic gear, even outside of the event itself. Note that recipes for event Crusaders cannot be found during the event they unlock in or within 2 weeks of an event ending. For the purposes of recipes, the Crusaders in the 21+ slots are treated like event Crusaders.

As with crafting material, recipes has not been awarded retroactively. Everyone is starting on even footing when it comes to finding the rarest of recipes.

Legendary Gear

Legendary Gear is the ultimate equipment. In addition to a massively enhanced base bonus, twice as big as the epic equivalent, each piece of Legendary Gear comes with a whole new unique Legendary Effect that could completely switch up your formation. What's more, that effect can be leveled up indefinitely as long as you've got the crafting material to do so.





Getting Legendary Gear

There are a couple of things you'll need before you can get a piece of Legendary Gear. The first is the Epic version of the item you want. Crafting will make it easier to get specific Epic loot, but in general Jeweled Chests are your primary source for Epic items.

Upgrading Epic to Legendary gear.

The second thing you'll need is a Legendary Catalyst. Legendary Catalysts are new random drops from Jeweled Chests. They can also be obtained via rare Missions. They are consumed when you craft Legendary items. The number of Legendary Catalysts you need depend on how much Legendary Gear you're crafting at once. The first piece of gear will only take one Legendary Catalyst, but each piece of gear after that will take 66% more Catalysts, rounded to the nearest whole number. Every week after your first Legendary craft, the number of Catalysts required will decrease by 80%, to a minimum of one. Basically this is a long-winded way of saying if you want to craft more than one Legendary Item per week, it's going to cost you extra Catalysts.

But that's it! If you've got the Epic item you want to upgrade and the required number of Catalysts, you can simply click a button to upgrade your piece of Epic gear to a piece of Legendary gear, increasing its bonus and gaining access to its Legendary Effect.





Upgrading Legendary Gear

The power spike doesn't stop there. Once you have a piece of Legendary Gear you can upgrade its Legendary Effect by spending Crafting Material. You can choose to use Common, Uncommon, Rare, or Epic material, based on whatever you have lying around. The amount of material it takes increases with each level. It's worth it, however, as the Legendary Effect doubles with each Legendary Level.

Upgrading Legendary gear.

Oh, About Golden Epics...

For those of you with Golden Epics, don't dismay. You won't lose the Golden benefit when you upgrade to Legendary tier. All Golden Epics can be turned into Golden Legendaries for the same cost as upgrading a normal Epic to a Legendary. In addition, if you don't have a Golden Epic and craft a Legendary in its slot, a future flash sale may offer you the Golden Legendary directly.

We're exited to see what you guys come up with now that Legendary Effects are unlockable. There are dozens of new potential formations to explore, and even the most underappreciated Crusader may have a new lease of life once they have a few Legendary items at their disposal. Happy Crusading!
February 24th
New Buff! Legendary Hype Weekend 

Legendary Crafting is coming soon! It's so close we can taste it! Can you feel the hype?! We're buffing some of your Crusaders because WE'RE SO PUMPED! Hype!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday February 27th.

  • Sasha the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark Ability +200%
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar! Ability +200%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - All DPS +200%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - All Gold Find +200%
  • Broot - I am Broot Abilities +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Legendary Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Broot if you've unlocked him.)
February 21st
Legendary Gear... Coming Soon! 


Legendary Gear is coming to Crusaders of the Lost Idols... but how do you get it and what does it do? Keep reading to find out.

Legendary Gear is the ultimate equipment. In addition to a massively enhanced base bonus, twice as big as the epic equivalent, each piece of Legendary Gear comes with a whole new unique Legendary Effect that could completely switch up your formation. What's more, that effect can be leveled up indefinitely as long as you've got the crafting material to do so.





Getting Legendary Gear

There are a couple of things you'll need before you can get a piece of Legendary Gear. The first is the Epic version of the item you want. Crafting will make it easier to get specific Epics, but in general Jeweled Chests are your primary source for Epic items.

The second thing you'll need is a Legendary Catalyst. Legendary Catalysts are new random drops from Jeweled Chests. They can also be obtained via rare Missions. They are consumed when you craft Legendary items. The number of Legendary Catalysts you need depend on how much Legendary Gear you're crafting at once. The first piece of gear will only take one Legendary Catalyst, but each piece of gear after that will take 66% more Catalysts, rounded to the nearest whole number. Every week after your first Legendary craft, the number of Catalysts required will decrease by 80%, to a minimum of one. Basically this is a long-winded way of saying if you want to craft more than one Legendary Item per week, it's going to cost you extra Catalysts.

But that's it! If you've got the Epic item you want to upgrade and the required number of Catalysts, you can simply click a button to upgrade your piece of Epic gear to a piece of Legendary gear, increasing its bonus and gaining access to its Legendary Effect.





Upgrading Legendary Gear

The power spike doesn't stop there. Once you have a piece of Legendary Gear you can upgrade its Legendary Effect by spending Crafting Material. You can choose to use Common, Uncommon, Rare, or Epic material, based on whatever you have lying around. The amount of material it takes increases with each level. It's worth it, however, as the Legendary Effect doubles with each Legendary Level.

Oh, About Golden Epics...

For those of you with Golden Epics, don't dismay. You won't lose the Golden benefit when you upgrade to Legendary tier. All Golden Epics can be turned into Golden Legendaries for the same cost as upgrading a normal Epic to a Legendary. In addition, if you don't have a Golden Epic and craft a Legendary in its slot, a future flash sale may offer you the Golden Legendary directly.

So... release date?

We anticipate Crafting and Legendary Gear being released sometime in the next month or so, but as always we want to note that things could change unexpectedly, even the design itself. We'll keep you updated as we get closer to the launch!
December 30th, 2016
A Look Back At Crusaders In 2016 

It's been a busy year for us here at Codename Entertainment working on Crusaders. We thought we'd take some time to look back at the last year, as well as look ahead to what's still to come in 2017.

This past year has been an exciting time to play Crusaders. We've been pumping out a never-ending stream of content, including a host of new campaigns, new events, and new Crusaders. In researching these numbers, we really came to appreciate all the hard work our designers and artists put into keeping things fresh all year round.



In 2016, we released 54 updates including:
  • 13 brand new events:
    • Princesses Pool Party
    • The Blood Bowl
    • Merci's Mix Up
    • Hermit's Premature Party
    • Nate's Candy Conundrum
    • Superhero Spring
    • Gardener's of the Galaxy
    • The Song of Thrones
    • Trek Through the Hidden Temple
    • Alien Invasion Day
    • Littlefoot's Big Adventure
    • Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage
    • Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge
  • 4 events re-run with additions:
    • Carnival of Sorrows
    • Emo's New Moon
    • Kaine's Dinner of Doom
    • The Nate Before Christmas




  • 43 new crusaders:
    • Pilot Pam
    • Queen Siri
    • Groklok the Orc
    • Drizzle the Dark Elf
    • Rocky the Rockstar
    • Sally the Succubus
    • Larry the Leprechaun
    • Kyle the Party Bro
    • Alan the ArchAngel
    • RoboRabbit
    • The Bat Billionaire
    • The Metal Soldierette
    • Broot
    • Robbie Raccoon
    • Leerion, the Royal Dwarf
    • Brogon, Prince of Dragons
    • Montana James
    • Serpent King Draco
    • President Billy Smithsonian
    • Kizlblyp, the Alien Traitor
    • Ranger Rayna
    • Littlefoot
    • Veronica, the Android Archer
    • Bubba, the Swimming Orc
    • Karen, the Cat Teenager
    • Mr. Boggins, the Substitute
    • The Exterminator
    • The Shadow Queen
    • Greyskull the Pirate
    • Gloria, the Good Witch
    • Ilsa, the Insane Wizard
    • Eiralon, the Blood Mage
    • Mindy the Mime
    • The Half-Blood Elf
    • Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul
    • Fright-o-Tron 4000
    • Graham the Driver
    • Paul the Pilgrim
    • Petra the Pilgrim
    • The Dark Helper
    • Robo-Rudolph




  • 25 weekend buffs:
    • Mischief at Mugwarts
    • Cookie Crusaders
    • Wibbly Wobbly Wackiness!
    • Ready Player Two
    • The Beasts Within
    • Missions Madness
    • Kick Off Summer
    • Father's Day Weekend!
    • Mobile Launch Weekend!
    • Tasty Summer Talents
    • Natalie's Gold Medal
    • Midsummer Meditation
    • Schoolhouse Rock
    • Legendary Weekend
    • Autumn's Upon Us
    • Off-Week Offense
    • Canadian Turkey Weekend
    • Octoberfun Objectives
    • Emo's Weekend Wonder
    • Tiered Up Trouble
    • Veteran's Remembrance
    • Chilly November Nights
    • The Great Darkness
    • Clowning Around
    • White Christmas
  • 4 new campaigns:
    • Mischief at Mugwarts
    • Ready Player Two
    • Idols Through Time
    • Amusement Park of Doom
  • 1702 new monsters
  • 562 new pieces of loot
  • 1050 new areas and quests
  • 221 new objectives (including events and tiers)
  • 26 Talents to spend idols on!
  • Tier 2 and 3 objectives!
  • An entire mobile version of the game!
  • Missions! Including missions to obtain event crusaders and gear!
  • 157 chest code giveaways via email, partners, treasure hunts, and more!
  • 196 change logged bug fixes, including some significant performance improvements.
Phew! That lists make me tired just looking at it.

So how can we possibly top that in 2017? Well, we've got a few ideas up our collective sleeves, and since this is the season of giving, we thought we'd share one of them with you now. Take a look at these bad boys:






What are these brilliant beauties? They're LEGENDARY ITEMS, a new tier of loot coming to Crusaders in early 2017. You'll be able to upgrade your existing Epic items into Legendary items in our long awaited crafting update. Legendary Items have an additional unique effect, on top of their boosted epic effect, which can be leveled up multiple times to be even more powerful! These items represent the most significant increase in Crusader power since the Talents update earlier this year.

If you want to get prepared early to deck out your favorite Crusader with Legendary items, you'll need to make sure you've got the slots you want to upgrade filled with purple epic-y goodness. We'll be releasing more details about these items and how you get them in an update closer to the release of the crafting patch.

That's all we've got for you today! We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! See you in 2017!
December 15th, 2016
Jingle Jam 2016 & Honeydew the Dwarf 

We are delighted to announce that Crusaders of the Lost Idols has been included in the Yogscast Jingle Jam 2016 Humble Bundle.

For the whole month of December, the Yogscast team have organized to give away 31 Steam games and DLC add-ons as part of their annual Jingle Jam event with all the proceeds going directly to charity!

This year’s charities are:




The first 75,000 people to donate $30 or more will get all 31 games, including our very own Legendary DLC pack for Crusaders of the Lost Idols.

To celebrate we've also created a special boss monster, Honeydew the Dwarf. For those of you unfamiliar with Honeydew, he is based on Yogscast celebrity and long-standing YouTuber Simon Lane.



Honeydew the Dwarf.


Simon Lane.

Honeydew can be found in the Amusement Park of Doom campaign. You'll find Honeydew starting at area 40, and he'll appear every 100 areas from then on.

Please help support a great cause and, of course, enjoy the hilarious shenanigans from the Yogscast team this holiday period.

You can watch the festivities live on Twitch here, and you should check out all their YouTube channels by going here.